Octaminomycins A and B, cyclic octadepsipeptides active against Plasmodium falciparum

Jun Pil Jang, Toshihiko Nogawa, Yushi Futamura, Takeshi Shimizu, Daisuke Hashizume, Shunji Takahashi, Jae Hyuk Jang, Jong Seog Ahn*, Hiroyuki Osada

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


Two new cyclic octadepsipeptides, octaminomycins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from a microbial metabolite fraction library of Streptomyces sp. RK85-270 based on Natural Products Plot screening. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of HRESIMS, 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data, and MS/MS experiments for sequence analysis. The absolute configurations of the constituent amino acid residues were determined by a combination of single-crystal X-ray diffraction and Marfey's methodology. Notably, octaminomycins A (1) and B (2) showed good in vitro antiplasmodial activity against chloroquine-sensitive as well as chloroquine-resistant strains with no cytotoxicity up to 30 μM. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Octaminomycins A and B, cyclic octadepsipeptides active against Plasmodium falciparum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this